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by JustinG
Tue Dec 07, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 31
Views: 288

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

You've answered your own question. Steinerians do not look to their own Thinking, but to the pre-conceived map provided by Steiner. Justin, this is simply not serious. In the same way I can say that you don't think for yourself but simply reiterate the map provided by Marx. No. I, like Marx, Hegel ...
by JustinG
Tue Dec 07, 2021 4:18 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 31
Views: 288

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

AshvinP wrote: So if we must look to immanent experience for this "prior to", the only conceivable place to look, quite literally, is our own Thinking. Berdyaev wrote: The problem is in this, that the way of Steiner and the way of the Steinerians have little in common between them. The wa...
by JustinG
Tue Dec 07, 2021 3:22 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 31
Views: 288

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

The key insight for me was that everyone directly or indirectly involved in this discussion - JW, BK, and whoever else - is searching for what is "prior to" everything else. We all basically agree that it is very important to identify this "prior to". And JW goes further to say ...
by JustinG
Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: What we Learned from JW's Monism
Replies: 31
Views: 288

Re: What we Learned from JW's Monism

The key insight for me was that everyone directly or indirectly involved in this discussion - JW, BK, and whoever else - is searching for what is "prior to" everything else. We all basically agree that it is very important to identify this "prior to". And JW goes further to say ...
by JustinG
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7058

Re: Criticism

I think this attempt to present spirituality as some elitist club that exploits the ignorant souls has worn out. And I'm not saying that this hasn't been the case all over the world, in the past and today, in Churches and Ashrams. But to present this as an excuse for not pursuing deeper understandi...
by JustinG
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7058

Re: Criticism

No. I'd rather not. But I did not go down the easy path.
by JustinG
Sat Dec 04, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7058

Re: Criticism

"Healthy" tradition is always concerned with experience and knowledge of the Truth and Reality. The difference between healthy traditions and cults is in a way how they do it. But Cleric, the more you exercise twisted logic, the more I'm getting convinced that you are representing a cult....
by JustinG
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7058

Re: Criticism

Eugene, JW, BK, and many others are trying to find the continuity of cognition within the abstract representations , where it will never be found, instead of within the higher order spiritual processes from which the representations go forth. Those processes weave together through a world consistin...
by JustinG
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7058

Re: Criticism

Also, I think the writings of existentialists can be a useful antidote to tendencies to regard Steiner as almost omniscient or more than human. Berdyaev's crtique of Theosophy and Anthroposophy ( http://www.berdyaev.com/berdiaev/berd_lib/1916_252b.html ) is worth looking at, as is Kafka's brief but...
by JustinG
Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Criticism
Replies: 796
Views: 7058

Re: Criticism

Also note that Cleric literally said " everything in the soul-realm results from the spiritual activity of beings" and not " everything I have experienced in the soul-realm results from the spiritual activity of beings". Guys, you need to be clear and consistent with what you ar...